You know, they pop up everywhere. It doesn’t matter how enlightened you think people are, or whatever. I just tried to view a video on “Disability Art” since that sounded interesting. Only it wasn’t captioned. So I mentioned that to the producer of this video clip… and here’s the exchange:
Hm. A video clip on disability art that isn’t captioned for the *ahem* deaf?
lots in fact. i am told Deafness is not a disability issue by Deaf people.
Um, wow. Look, I’m deaf, and while I don’t personally regard this as a disability issue, I am *extremely* interested in accessibility issues which are generally lumped into “disability issues” anyway– and whether or not I regard being deaf as a disability, I still need captions if I’m to understand videos about any topic that I’m interested in. And *usually* people who work with disability issues of any type are sensitive to that.
But with your attitude, I don’t think I’m interested in your work with disability art anyway.